Harvington Nr Evesham


O.S. Ref: SP057488
4 miles north of Evesham on the A46 & the Warwickshire border of the county

Parish Church

St. James

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1] [25]


In Middle Oswaldslow though locally in Upper Blackenhurst [44] [11] [28]

Poor Law Union

Evesham [3]

Adjoining Parishes

Church Lench; Salford Priors (Warwickshire); North & Middle Littleton; Offenham; Norton [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1573-1961 [5]
  Marriages 1572-1837 [5]
  Burials 1570-1929 [5]
  Banns 1824-1972, 1755-1870 [5]
Originals Banns 1824-1983 [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1614 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1734-1875
  Marriages 1734-1812; 1814-1837

Register Copies

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
Baptisms 1813-1961 Marriages 1755-1837 Burials 1813-1929

At Society of Genealogists [68] :-
HARVINGTON : Christenings 1573-1634, 1661-1812, 1961-72, Marriages 1572-1633, 1660, 1678-89, 1731-1812, banns 1824-1972, Burials 1570-1634, 1653-1812, 1931-72; list of clergy 1570-1797, poor & churchwardens accounts 1682-1791, officers of the church 1664-1702 [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1972

HARVINGTON : Christenings 1813-1961, Marriages 1755-1837, Burials 1813-1929 [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1982

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents


At BMSGH Reference Library [7]

At Worcestershire Archives [51]

At Society of Genealogists [59]
HARVINGTON (St. James) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 9 [Typescript.] Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1990 Author Bushell, L (transcriptions) Author Farmer, G R (transcriptions) Source D: Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a War Memorial at St James the Great Church see:

For the names of those included on a War Memorial at St James the Great Churchyard see:

For a War Memorial to Thomas Herbert McGee at St James the Great Church see:

Census Records

All the censuses between 1841 and 1901 are now available on a number of fee-paying (Subscription or PayAsYouGo) sites including Ancestry.co.uk, FindMyPast.co.uk, thegenealogist.co.uk and genesreunited.co.uk. The 1911 census is available in full or in part on some of these sites. We are unable to advise on the choice of site since researchers' personal preferences will be influenced by the content and search facilities offered by each site. Some sites offer a free trial.

Access to the library edition of Ancestry.co.uk is widely available at most record offices, including Worcestershire Archives, and some libraries. You are advised to book time on their computers before making a visit.

A free-to-view site is being developed at freecen.org.uk for the 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871 and 1891 censuses. Coverage of Worcestershire parishes is rather sparse at this time.

Census returns can usually be viewed at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' Family History Centres.

Some repositories offer census details on microform, disc or printed copy. These include:

1841-1901 at Worcestershire Archives [14]

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial 1570-1851 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Manorial Records

Worcestershire Archives [50]
Manor books 18th and 19th cents; Manor Court books (draft) 1812-1907

Parish Records on microform

Parish registers contain comment on the death of Elizabeth I and accesssion of James I. Contains a bit on Rectors inducted and a list of vicar's land 1625 Overseers of the poor and Churchwardens accounts 1682-1791 & a list of officers 1664-1702

Schools Records

The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archives:
Harvington C E (Controlled)
List of pupils - c. 1868 - Ref: BA 8698 / 9 (ii)
Log books - 1872 - 1972 - Ref: BA 8828
Punishment book - 1902 - 47 - Ref: BA 8828

The records of schools and other educational establishments in this parish are detailed in a handlist available at Worcestershire Archives. The list refers to original documents so you will need to note the reference number and contact staff.


An extract from the Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1831:

HARVINGTON, a parish in the middle division of the hundred of OSWALDSLOW, though locally in the upper division of the hundred of Blackenhurst, county of WORCESTER, 4 miles (N. by E.) from Evesham, containing 353 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king's books at £ 15. 6. 8., and in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Worcester. The church is dedicated to St. James.

Last Updated: 20/10/2016